Azure DevOps - Building a Simple Bicep Pipeline for Resource Deployment
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Nowadays, automating the deployment of cloud resources has become the norm. Azure DevOps is a go-to tool known for its solidness and adaptability. In this article, we’ll dive into how to create a simple pipeline to set up Azure resources using Microsoft’s infrastructure as code language, Bicep.
Bicep - Azure Key Vault Deployments in Multiple Environments
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Hi folks, I sincerely hope you are all doing great. You are probably aware of the importance of Azure Key Vault in securely and centrally managing secrets, encryption keys, and certificates.
Terraform - Deploying and Managing Azure Log Analytics Workspace
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Hi! As cloud architectures become more complex, Infrastructure as Code (IaC) has become increasingly important. By using tools like Terraform, IaC allows you to manage intricate infrastructures in a text-based, repeatable, and automated manner.
Bicep - Deploying keys with rotation policies in Azure Key Vault
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Hi! This week, we’re talking about security, specifically how to use automatic key rotation in Azure Key Vault. In case you didn’t know, Azure Key Vault’s automated key rotation improves security by creating new key versions at set intervals and sending expiration alerts via Event Grid.
Bicep - Enabling Malware Scanning & Sensitive Data Discovery in Storage Accounts
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Microsoft’s Defender for Storage has recently unveiled a significant security update, with two standout features being near-real-time malware scanning and sensitive data discovery. In this article, I will guide you on how to enable these features across all your Azure storage accounts using Bicep.
Bicep - Deploying Microsoft Sentinel with Azure AD Connector
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Hi there! As you know, Microsoft Sentinel is an advanced SIEM tool that provides a comprehensive view of your organization’s security landscape. One of its superpowers comes from its integration with Azure AD connector.
Bicep - Deploy an Azure Active Directory B2C Tenant
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Bicep promises more efficient resource management, but there are notable challenges when working with Azure B2C. From customizing certain tenant properties to retrieving detailed information, we must face limitations. This post will show you how to create an Azure B2C resource with Bicep, identify current limitations, and find potential solutions.
Bicep - Deploy Azure Container Registry (ACR)
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The use of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) has become vital in achieving successful and scalable implementations. Azure Bicep allows us to provision and manage resources in Azure with reliability and conciseness.
Bicep - Assigning Azure Policy Initiatives to Enforce Compliance
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Hi all! Today I want to talk to you about “Policy as Code” Just as “Infrastructure as Code” changed how we handle infrastructure deployment, “Policy as Code” gives us consistency, traceability, and rapid implementation in policy management.
Bicep - Deploy a Subscription Budget using Azure CLI
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Managing your resources and services costs is crucial to your Azure subscriptions’ governance. That’s where Azure Budgets comes in. Azure Budgets helps us manage our cloud costs by setting spending limits.
Bicep - Deploy Azure Storage Account using Azure CLI
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Azure Storage is a core foundational PaaS (Platform as a Service) offering within Microsoft Azure, providing a versatile and scalable solution for storing files, blobs (binary large objects), and other data types.
Analyzing Azure Activity Logs with Command-Line Tools
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As administrators of an Azure subscription, we are always interested in monitoring what is happening in our environment. To do this, Azure gives us a way to do this through activity logs, which record the actions that are performed on our subscription.
How to update the tenant ID in an Azure key vault
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I recently migrated an Azure subscription to a new tenant, and in the key vault resources, I had to perform a few additional steps that I want to show you. So In this week’s article, we’ll look at updating the tenant ID and removing previous access policies and role assignments to the key vault resource once it’s moved to the new subscription.
Creating Restore Points for Azure VMs using Azure CLI
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If you need to perform a quick ad-hoc backup of your virtual machine before maintenance that allows you to take consistent snapshots of all managed disks attached to your virtual machine, you should try Azure restore points.
How to manage Log Analytics tables using the Azure CLI
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Microsoft last month announced the general availability of a new experience for managing Azure Log Analytics table metadata from the Azure portal. So I think it’s an excellent time to see how to view and edit table properties in Log Analytics workspaces using the Azure CLI and check how these changes are reflected in the Azure portal.
Setting Lifecycle Management Policy on Azure Storage using Azure CLI
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In my last article, I showed you how to enable access time tracking on the Azure Storage Blob service. Today I want to show you how to take advantage of this functionality by setting up a data lifecycle management policy in your Azure storage account using Azure CLI.
How to enable Access Time Tracking for the Azure Storage Blob service
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To manage storage costs, it can help to organize your data based on how often it will be accessed. Azure offers us different levels of access to store blob data most cost-effectively, depending on how we use it.
How to enable SFTP support for an Azure storage account
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Blob storage now supports SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). This allows us to use SFTP for file access, transfer, and management. In this post, I will show you how to enable an SFTP endpoint for your blob storage account and configure local user identities to authenticate and connect your storage account with SFTP over port 22.
How to enable hierarchical namespace on an Azure storage account
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To enable a hierarchical namespace and unlock capabilities such as file and directory-level security on an Azure storage account, you need to upgrade your Azure Blob storage with Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 capabilities.
How to protect a virtual machine using Azure Backup
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Hi everyone, today I want to show you how to enable backups on an existing VM using Azure command-line tools, and then we will check that it works correctly by doing a quick backup.